A comparative study of arsenic accumulation in agricultural fields

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Farooq, S. H., Dhanachandra, W., Chandrasekharam, D., Chandrashekhar, A. K., Norra, S., Berner, Z. and Stuben, D.. 2016. "A comparative study of arsenic accumulation in agricultural fields." Bhattacharya, Prosun, Vahter, Marie, Jarsjo, Jerker, Kumpiene, Jurate, Ahmad, Arslan, Sparrenbom, Charlotte, Jacks, Gunnar, Donselaar, Marinus Eric, Bundschuh, Jochen and Naidu, Ravi (ed.) 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability (AS 2016). Stockholm, Sweden 19 - 23 Jun 2016 London, United Kingdom.
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A comparative study of arsenic accumulation in agricultural fields

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsFarooq, S. H. (Author), Dhanachandra, W. (Author), Chandrasekharam, D. (Author), Chandrashekhar, A. K. (Author), Norra, S. (Author), Berner, Z. (Author) and Stuben, D. (Author)
EditorsBhattacharya, Prosun, Vahter, Marie, Jarsjo, Jerker, Kumpiene, Jurate, Ahmad, Arslan, Sparrenbom, Charlotte, Jacks, Gunnar, Donselaar, Marinus Eric, Bundschuh, Jochen and Naidu, Ravi
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (AS 2016)
Number of Pages2
Year2016
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISBN9781138029415
9781315629438
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://www.crcpress.com/Arsenic-Research-and-Global-Sustainability-Proceedings-of-the-Sixth-International/Bhattacharya-Vahter-Jarsjo-Kumpiene-Ahmad-Sparrenbom-Jacks-Donselaar-Bundschuh-Naidu/p/book/9781138029415
Conference/Event6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability (AS 2016)
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6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability (AS 2016)
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International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (AS)
Event Date
19 to end of 23 Jun 2016
Event Location
Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract

A study has been carried out to determine the fate of Arsenic (As) supplied to agriculture fields (through contaminated irrigation water), and the relationship between As accumulation in agriculture soils and the crop pattern. A paddy and a wheat cultivating agriculture field irrigated by contaminated water having As concentration of 137 μg/L and 67.3 μg/L were selected. Results clearly indicate that in comparison to wheat field though higher quality of contaminated water was used in paddy field but still paddy field soils show lesser As accumulation. Such an accumulation indicate the existence of an effective As removal mechanism in paddy soils. Absence of any such mechanism in wheat fields is responsible for build-up of As in wheat soils. Different harvesting methods applied in paddy and wheat cultivation are responsible for different accumulation of As in agriculture soils.

Keywordsagriculture; arsenic; cultivation; irrigation; soils; sustainable development; water pollution
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020370799. Hydrology not elsewhere classified
400411. Water treatment processes
370104. Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
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Byline AffiliationsIndian Institute of Technology, India
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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